Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

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Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:32 pm

I know there are discoid roaches but I was wondering if there were any other roaches allowed in florida that are good for bearded dragons.
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:41 pm

I have no idea the discoid are similar to dubias- you can google feeder for bearded dragons in Fla and see what you come up w/ --- have you thought of BSFL or silk worms? They are another good staple feeder for dragons
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:43 pm

I use black soldier flies and superworms currently but black soldier flies are a pain to actually fill her up with and breed/gut load. Every time I try to even feed them they start smelling and sometimes even die? Aren't silkworms expensive and hard to breed? I found this list of legal roaches: https://aminoapps.com/c/reptiles/page/i ... d55pXzKx30
Is this true?
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:53 pm

I would go w/ silk worms and the discoid --- I dont know of the others if they can be fed --- silk worms you can get from here
www.reptilianarts.com they come in bulk and small - if you order 50 w/ NO food I get them from here and they are easy to care for - and it looks like they are out of bulk so if you were to order 40 silk it would be $34 -- and they come w/ food -- you would need to clean the containers out daily and feed
www.coastalsilkworms.com here you can check out growing them along w/ this site
www.mulberyfarms.com
I would not chance on feeding the roaches listed on that page you found unless someone can vouch for those roaches ---
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Okay. I know that the polymorphic is one that is healthy and safe for beardies. Apparently the green banana roach is too. Theres a thread discussing it: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=230133&p=1775351&hilit=polymorphic+roach#p1775351
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:00 pm

If I do feed two roaches would that be a good enough variety or should I add Superworms for safe measure?
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:09 pm

Yes variety is good - I would add some silk worms and the super worms as a treat --- there are butter worms and horn worms that can be used as treats as well --- or meal worms if he/she is an adult - the horn worms are fast growing and a good hydrating worm -- if you order them order small amounts -- dont feed alot of super worms they can impact him if given too many --- same w/ meal worms - the exoskeleton on them can be hard to digest -- w/ the staple feeders the treat worms and the salads he would be getting a balanced varied diet
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby Impawsiblesquad » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:12 pm

Okay. Thats good! I'm still trying to convince her to eat her veggies.. :lol:
I just found this too: http://www.roachcrossing.com/category/f ... ida-legal/
It says that Death heads are legal in florida. I think death heads are supposed to be one of the healthiest for beardies. Discoids and death heads are really similar. At least in appearance
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Re: Are there any other roach options for those in florida?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:52 pm

Yeah I don't know anything about these other roaches-- someone on the forum might know
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